Val Pattee

Val Pattee is a former NATO intelligence chief who has written a cyberterrorism spy thriller writer titled The Onion Files, which is available as a free audiobook.

Suppose al-Qaeda had a second, potentially more devastating attack planned in 2001. How would it be thwarted?


The title refers to an ingenious and diabolical plot by al‑Qaeda to devastate vast areas of the United States soon after the 9/11 attacks. Pattee introduces readers to protagonists Jim and Mark Buchan, who work with the US Central Intelligence Agency and Russian counter-terrorism units in a fast-paced hunt across three continents to halt a computer virus and its brilliant creator.